Le cinquième rapport du Groupe d'experts intergouvernental sur l'évolution du climat (Giec) prévient que le changement climatique ébranlera la sécurité alimentaire plus gravement et plus rapidement que l’on ne pensait et confirme son origine fortement anthropique. Il propose entre autres des pistes pour adapter les îles à la montée du niveau de l'eau, et se préparer à l'acidification des océans.
The government has expanded the Heard and McDonald Islands Marine Reserve by 6,200 sq km in order to fully protect one of the most biologically pristine areas in the world, featuring rare whales species, as well as seals, penguins and seabirds.
Supporters of whaling accuse another serious blow after the decision of the International Court of Justice to stop the Japanese campaigns in the Southern Ocean. The Obama administration announced tough actions against Iceland and condemns commercial whaling and sale of fin whale meat, while the Japanese online retailer Rakuten is going to stop all online sales whale meat by the end of April.
U.S. scientists have called for international cooperation to preserve the ecosystems of the deep seabed, whose mineral wealth and fisheries are coveted by manufacturers.
Global fishery production from wild capture fisheries and aquaculture is expected to set a new record in 2013 at 160 million tonnes, while exports will reach $136 billion.The booming world fish trade is generating more wealth than ever before, but the FAO is urging countries to assist small-scale fishers and fish farmers to benefit too.
Second tourist destination in the world for manta, Indonesia has created the largest sanctuary in the world to protect this fascinating sea creature is as popular amongst divers for their grace than amongst Chinese for their gills.
Researchers at University of California Berkeley have developed a carpet that will convert waves into usable energy. The team is looking for funding to develop the first pilot plant into the ocean and convince its benefits.
With his steel trunk of 8 meters high and its branches from 80 to 100 plastic sheets that serve as mini wind turbines, "l'Arbre à Vent" revolutionizes the traditional image of wind turbines. Aesthetic and silent, this technological innovation offers a new reliable source of energy on a human scale which should promote energy independence of consumers.
After the successful pilot immersion of "Sabella D03" for a year of testing in the river estuary of the Odet, SABELLA decided to pursue an industrial and commercial development of its technology and will test soon off Finistère's coasts the marine turbine "Sabella D10 ", able to produce up to 1.1 MW.